• Cocalico Coach Dave Gingrich
    Eagles hope to get off to flying start

    Face difficult home test vs. Red Land A year after missing the post-season for only the second time in nine seasons, Cocalico gets its first shot at redemption Friday night when Red Land visits Denver at 7...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • Nick Lucky of Cocalico represented Ohio Valley at the USA Baseball 17-U National Identification Series held in Cary, North Carolina.
    Lucky and Good: Cocalico shortstop vies for National team

    Cocalico junior shortstop Nick Lucky was one of 256 baseball players competing for 12 spots on USA Baseball’s 17-and-under National team from August 18-21 in Cary, North Carolina. The 16-year-old Lucky now waits for the announcement, the...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Shane Wright
    High school reunion

    When Kris Miller makes his debut as Ephrata Coach Friday night at Conestoga Valley (7 p.m.), he’ll see a familiar face roaming the other sideline. Gerad Novak, who was Miller’s head coach at CV during his high...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Players from all seven schools meet prior to the competition
    Eagles, Mounts open golf season

    The Lancaster Lebanon League golf season got underway this past week as both Cocalico and Ephrata competed in a pair of Section Two matches. Cocalico hosted the first match of the season Friday afternoon at Foxchase, and...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever, shown here during his silver-medal performance at Districts last season, is one of the top-ranked runners in the State.
    Ephrata runners have look of contenders again

    When the boys and girls of the Ephrata cross country teams hear the starter’s pistol for their first meet at Penn Manor on September 6, the rest of the league will be watching. For the boys, much...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Former Ephrata High School and legion pitcher Gavilan Fogarty-Harnish (facing) delivers a pitch during his senior season at EHS. Fogarty-Harnish recently announced he will pitch at Kutztown University this year.
    Fogarty-Harnish to play baseball at Kutztown University

    While he may not have taken a conventional route, Ephrata’s Gavilan Fogarty-Harnish has indeed found his college baseball home. The 2015 Ephrata High School graduate recently signed to play his college baseball at Kutztown University, where he...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Cocalico seniors (left to right) Brady Maxwell, Brady Sawyer and Mason Strunk pose with head coach Dave Gingrich at the L-L Football Media Day Friday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Eagles eye return to the post season

    The 2015 season was one of missed opportunities for the Cocalico Eagles football team. Two years after making the District semifinals and one season removed from a finals appearance at Districts, Cocalico struggled to a 5-5 mark...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • First-year Ephrata head coach Kris Miller (left) stands with seniors Mason Klaus (left to right), Kyle Sadorf and Dustin Fisher at the L-L Football Media Day Friday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Under Miller, Ephrata starts with ‘clean slate’

    Eventhough Ephrata has that ugly 31-game losing streak on its back heading into the 2016 football season, the Mounts aren’t really even thinking about it. Sure, it’s there. But with the arrival of Kris Miller as head...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • In 1946, the first Jr. legion team in Ephrata was formed. The team, which was coached by Clarence Gock¬ley, included (front row, left to right): John Krouse, Glenn Zug, Don Howett, Spec Sweigart, John Orwig and Jack Saylor. (Middle, l-r): Henner Weaver, Jim Brill, Bouder (first name missing), Ted Badorf, Kenny Von Neida and Jack Wingenroth. (Back, l-r): Jim Loose, Butch Brubaker, Ron Levitan, Bob Hacker, Leroy Callihan and Galie Weidman.
    Baseball pioneers: The ‘46 Ephrata Jr. legion team had an amazing first year

    Ephrata High School and the summer American Legion program certainly has a great baseball history. And it all started in the late 1940s when a group of baseball pioneers got the program off and running. This summer...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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